Police in the India have arrested five people suspected to have partook in mobbing a Nigerian. The incident happened in Delhi, where residents accused the Nigerian of theft. A video of the mob attack circulated the internet, and in it four or five men were shown using sticks to beat the Nigeria, who was tied to a post.
A resident had claimed the Nigerian broke into his house and tried to steal valuables from his room.
“It is a case of attempted burglary. Those living in the house got alerted. They caught him and beat him up,” Dependra Pathak, chief spokesperson of the Delhi Police told the Press Trust of India news agency. However, the Nigerian victim was also arrested over the theft allegation.
The British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, reported that five Nigerian studenrs were attacked by crowds in March, while another was beaten by a mob inside a shopping mall living in Noida, near Delhi.